The calendar says that summer’s up and, here in Seattle, the rain is coming DOWN. Like, cats and dogs. I’m spending the day slow roasting the last of the good, dry-farmed tomatoes, and feeling thankful for the warmth of the oven’s glow.
I guess it’s finally fall!
Let’s get into it. This week is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, so I thought you might want to remember this apple cake:
It’s Peggy’s Apple Cake, and it’s my favorite! I made it a million times last year when I was living in San Francisco – pulling it out of the oven was always an ill-fated attempt to force some autumn into a typical Bay Area September (read: HOT). And now here I am in the pouring rain! So. Apple cake either way.
I have big plans to make challah tomorrow. (Challah at ya girl.) L’shana tovah!
For me, fall (and winter, and okay, sometimes spring, too) is all about soup. What kinds of soup are you making to get cozy? I might start with this Leek & Fairytale Pumpkin variety:
It’s bright and creamy, and a little bit sweet. Totally great for fall.
Chicken and Barley Soup with Kale is always a great idea. Remember this one?
Warm and fortifying.
Then there’s cookies. What’s a school lunch box without a cookie, anyway?
…A disappointment, that’s what. Thanks a lot, mom. Eyeroll.
An Oatmeal Double Chocolate Chipper or two will remind your kiddo that she loves you.
So we’ve got apple cake, some soup and a cookie. What are we missing?
Oh, right! Nothing. Except maybe an umbrella over here. Jeez. (Hashtag Seattle.) Happy fall!